Monday, July 20, 2015

A Word From a Former Foster Kitten

Baby Butterbean

When I was a wee kitten,  just a few days old, my brother and I were surrendered to the Humane Society for Tacoma/Pierce County.

I was examined by the doctor,  a call was made,  and the Humane Society found us our foster home.

We were tiny and frail, and our foster moms gave us the very best care possible.  They bottle-fed us and filled our bellies with KMR.  They kept us warm and safe, and tended to our medical needs.  

Sadly, my little brother just wasn't strong enough to make it.  They tried so hard, but he was just too frail to save.

But under their care, I grew and thrived, and eventually, I left my foster home and was adopted by Mom and Dad.

I'm guessing that when I passed through the doors of the shelter, no one knew what life had in store for me.  I never would have guessed it myself.

Here I am, nine years later.  I've helped foster oodles kittens and raise squillions for the shelter.    There's even a room named after me at the shelter!  My photo is on the side of a Humane Society van! I've brightened a few days, too!

And I met all of you.

I'm the luckiest cat in the world, and because of the shelter, THIS is my life!


Without the Humane Society there to give me a chance, none of this could have possibly happened.  The shelter means the world to me, and I hope you will choose to support to them. Can you do it for me? Can you do it for your Bean?  

Please consider making a donation today in support of our shelter and the awesome foster program. Any amount will do.  Every bit helps, because when we pool all of our money together, we can do big things!

Thank you for listening.

All my love and devotion, 
Charlene Butterbean


To make a tax-deductible donation and help make bright futures the thousands of foster kittens that pass through the Humane Society doors each year,  please visit our FUNdraising page

We've got a $5000 match going on until 7:00 PM Pacific Time, thanks to our Awesome Anonymous Donor,  so your dollars will be doubled until we meet i!   So far today, we've raised $2950 towards it,  so we still have a couple of squillion to go! Can you help us get us there, please? 

Thank you so much, generous friends!   


  1. You are a very, very special kitty, Charlene Butterbean!!!

  2. I've read Bean's story before, but it suddenly hit me that both she and Wylla lost brothers *sniff sniff* . Thanks Laurie for your dedication to cats in need.

  3. Oh. my doodness sakes alive, the queen Miss Charlene Butterbean was a wee one so dadblasted cute and tiny..Hoping people are calling in with tons of money for the shelter...hugs, love and smooches to both The Queen and Princess Wylla Stout tooXXX()()()()()()

  4. i can't believe that little thing is now big, beautiful, floofy Charlene! WOW! I must go send some money to help other little kitties!



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